March 27, 2023

180: Expert Insight: Real Estate Development and Private Equity Strategies With Ray Mazzie

In this segment, we have Ray Mazzie, the managing director of Southern Waters Capital, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida — sharing his expertise in real estate development and private equity.

Ray has a diverse background with a dual degree in economics and political science, an MBA, and being a licensed attorney in Florida. He focuses on sourcing deals and partnering with private equity shops and large developers to take projects vertically. His firm is willing to take on entitlement risks and positioning parcels for future development, leveraging their knowledge and expertise to capture value.

Ray highlights the importance of arbitraging between main street sellers and Wall Street buyers to enforce appreciation through entitlements and positioning deals for future growth. With this strategy, he has successfully shifted his firm’s focus from securities investing to real estate development, with over 1700 units developed in just two and a half years.

Despite their rapid growth, Ray acknowledges that there is still a lot of work to be done, but he remains excited about the future of his firm and the opportunities that lie ahead.

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March 20, 2023

179: Revolutionizing Real Estate Investment Fund Creation with Matthew Burk

In this segment, we speak with Matt Burk, CEO of Fairway America and The VeryVest LLC, about the launch of their new tool, Fund Builder.

Matt explains that the tool automates the process of creating pooled investment funds, offering advice and guidance on all aspects of running a real estate-based investment fund. He notes that, historically, people have turned to lawyers to set up funds, but their advisory service offers greater value as it brings advice on all aspects of fund management, including legal, accounting, origination, acquisitions, asset management, capital raising, and investor relations. The administration business of Fairway America came after the advisory business.

Fund Builder is designed to streamline the process of setting up investment funds, making it less expensive, less time-consuming, and more accessible. Burk mentions that their advisory component is still in place, but Fund Builder automates the process and makes it quicker.

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March 13, 2023

178: The Brewer Method: Turning Seller Leads into Six Figures with Eric Brewer

In this episode, we interview Eric Brewer — founder of the Brewer Method™, a real estate investment strategy that can help investors turn seller leads into an extra six figures per year.
As a real estate investor, Eric Brewer always had an eye for lucrative deals. He was constantly searching for new ways to gain an edge over his competitors and maximize profits. After years of experience, Eric developed a unique method that allowed him to offer more for a property than anyone else, avoid costly expenses, and have multiple options for selling it.

The Brewer Method™ is all about offering more for a property than your competitors are and avoiding significant expenses. Eric Brewer teaches investors how to negotiate effectively with sellers, how to structure deals creatively, and how to use the right tools to find the best properties.

By the end of this episode, listeners will have a clear understanding of this approach and how it can benefit their real estate investment business. 

Tune in for another great episode!

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March 6, 2023

177: Expansion Peak and Recession Bottom through the Cycle with Alastair Macdonald

Are you interested in gaining insights into navigating economic recessions and understanding investor’s perspectives on interest rates? Then this episode is for you!

Today, we have Alastair Macdonald to share his expertise on these topics and provide valuable insights on how to navigate these challenging economic times. Alistair stresses the importance of understanding how interest rates work and the impact they can have on your investments. He also provides tips on how to weather economic recessions and come out on top. If you want to learn more about these topics and gain a better understanding of how to manage your investments during uncertain times, then be sure to tune in!

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February 27, 2023

176: Upscaling Small Businesses with Uri Jaskiel

Are you a small business owner? Then this episode was made especially for you! Today, we have Uri Jaskiel of EOS Worldwide to expand our scope of knowledge pertaining to business growth and how you can better operate and scale up your business. He also emphasizes the importance of looking after the health of your business and creating systems for it – no matter how small. In this episode, he notes that EOS is not for everyone. It is specifically for Entrepreneurs who are growth-oriented, looking to evolve and develop the way they operate. Want to know if this could be for you? Tune in!

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February 21, 2023

175: Strategic Wealth Building with Dave Wolcott

Nothing but good conversation full of wisdom and knowledge with Dave in today’s episode. Dave Wolcott is the founder and CEO of Pantheon Investments, with a recent offer on the book called The Holistic Wealth Strategy. Today, we learn that most successful entrepreneurs later realize that they have to do their own thing. Becoming a leader, whether in business or in the corporate world, is a lifelong learning process. Together, we answer worries, doubts and future scenarios and challenges with Dave, as we try to find our own freedom in today’s market. Ask yourself; What if everything you thought you knew about investing and building wealth was WRONG? What if you could achieve your FINANCIAL FREEDOM goal in half the time or less?

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February 13, 2023

174: Recession’s Impact on Multifamily and Part-Operating Real Estate Businesses with Chris Larsen

In this episode, we welcome Chris Larsen, a 20-year veteran in real estate investing and management. As a college student, Chris bought his first rental property at 21 and later expanded into development, private lending, distressed debt buying, commercial offices, and multifamily property syndication. Chris has been involved in over $400 million of real estate acquisitions since he started syndicating deals in 2016. After 18 years in the medical device industry, Chris retired and now focuses on helping others achieve financial independence through education and investment opportunities.

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February 6, 2023

173: Discount Lots: A SolidVision and Business Model with Willie Goldberg and Paul Hersko

Here with us today are the Founders of Discount Lots, Willie Goldberg and Paul Hersko. They buy and sell property, while providing inherent value to anyone that is looking at property and simplifying the process. Hence, their main goal is to make land ownership easy and affordable for regular people. They share insights about their company Discount Lots, how it will perform in a recession environment, the business model, and why they are optimistic for 2023.

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January 30, 2023

172: The Best Course of Action in This Economy with Jeremy Roll

Jeremy Roll is back on the show today! Jeremy started investing in real estate and businesses in 2002 and left the corporate world in 2007 to become a full-time passive cash flow investor. He is currently an investor in more than 70 opportunities across more than $1 Billion worth of real estate and business assets. As Founder and President of Roll Investment Group, Jeremy manages a group of over 1,000 investors who seek passive/managed cash-flowing investments in real estate and businesses. Jeremy is also the co-Founder of For Investors By Investors (FIBI), a non-profit organization that was launched in 2007 with the goal of facilitating networking and learning among real estate investors in a strict no sales pitch environment. FIBI is now the largest group of public real estate investor meetings in California with over 27,000 members. Jeremy has an MBA from The Wharton School, is a licensed California Real Estate Broker (for investing purposes only), and is an Advisor for Realty Mogul, the largest real estate crowdfunding website in the US.

In this episode, Jeremy shares his thoughts on the economy and the real estate market. He dives deep into the challenges that investors are facing, and he also gives important advice on the best course of action for investors as we face uncertain times. Tune in to have better input on what to do in this current market cycle!

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January 23, 2023

171: Deciding to Get the Results You Want in Life with Blaine Oelkers

Blaine Oelkers, America’s only Chief Results Officer®, he’s always loved to help people get results and he knows which habits bring success and results, how to create them instantly and stick with them for a lifetime. He is a leading authority in Personal Implementation & Consistency, a habit Master with documented streak of 1453 days in a row and counting! Blaine is a TEDx Speaker with over 190,000 views- A LinkedIn Top Connector – over 25,000 first level connections (1.7 Million 2nd level, 786 Million 3rd level)- Lifetime Work-from-Home Entrepreneur. Blaine is a graduate of Purdue University & Stanford University’s Social Entrepreneurship Program. He also Co-Authored of 3 Books is a frequent podcast guest. He oversees over 20,000 weekly personal implementation check-ins per year.

In today’s episode, Blaine talks about getting the results you want in life by making the right decisions. He also shares his insight on the best time to decide, overcoming indecision, and the difference between decision frequency and decision fatigue. Tune in now and learn to make decisions that can change your life for the better!

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January 16, 2023

170: Building Wealth and Freedom with Dr. David Phelps

Dr. David Phelps, founder of Freedom Founders, was a general dentist business owner for 27 years until 2004 when his daughter, Jenna, faced Leukemia with a life-saving organ transplant. He quickly discovered that bouncing from chair to chair wasn’t an option as he refocused his attention to what mattered most — his family. As for him, too many dentists and professional practice owners allow their practice to run them, instead of structuring their practice and investments to work for them.

So, in today’s episode, David shares about his investors who are mature and more sophisticated about their finances to help us understand the nuances of the marketplace and economics in the real estate industry. The investors that they get to work with also want to be on the forefront of more managing their money through vis-a-vis funds. 

Tune in as we learn more about building wealth and freedom together!

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January 9, 2023

169: Affordable Residential Real Estate with Mark Jackson 

Mark Jackson, fondly known as “MJ,” has become the go to real estate valuation coach for investors in the US and abroad. MJ began as a young man with the desire to transform his life of poverty into entrepreneurial success and now others go to him in order to accomplish the same. 

When not traveling in the US and abroad, MJ is usually at home working on his many national and international business ventures. He is very passionate about his faith, family, golf and real estate, having the following goals: (1) Further develop international business relationships and (2) Expand personal and professional growth with his clients.

In today’s episode, MJ is back to share his expertise in real estate focusing on single family and affordable residential real estate as their bread and butter. He also talks about the clients that they serve from an investing perspective that are making excellent returns in a very safe and secure environment — including how turnkey assets have become wealth-building assets that people may deploy capital or leverage on without a doubt.

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January 3, 2023

168: Will Shopping Centers and Retail Do Well in 2023? with Robert Levy

Robert Levy is one of the founders and Managing Partners of LBx Investments. Along with his Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner Phil Block, Rob guides overall corporate strategy and is responsible for the growth of the platform, acquisitions and execution of the firm’s strategy. Through his leadership, LBX has built a premier portfolio of shopping centers throughout the country with a concentration in the Southwest, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Since 2016, Rob and Phil have led over $400 million in acquisitions.

Rob has more than 30 years of real estate experience. Prior to launching LBX in February 2018, Rob co-Founded BVC; an investment vehicle focused on acquiring Southeastern U. S. shopping center acquisitions and managed all capital raising (both debt and equity) and asset management efforts.

Today he talks to us about what managing shopping centers in his portfolio looks like. He also shares current trends in the world of retail, how it might do in an upcoming slowdown, and his ideas on deals in 2023. Tune in now to get better ideas for your next investment move this new year!

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December 26, 2022

167: How to Reduce Risk in a Rising Rates Environment with Matt Burk

Matthew Burk is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of Fairway America and Verivest.  A seasoned real estate executive, Chief Investment Officer, and fund manager who started and managed eleven real estate asset based Reg D pooled investment funds over more than 30 years.  He authorized discretionary underwriter/approval for thousands of real estate asset based investments with total asset value in the billions, including pooled investment funds, real estate secured loans (newly originated and discounted acquisitions), syndications, participations, GP and LP equity interests, and more.

He’s also a fund expert of Real estate asset-based 506 Regulation D pooled investments. Matt played a  lead role in advising on the architecture and creation of hundreds of discretionary pooled funds for hundreds of sponsors/lenders/managers across multiple real estate strategies and asset types including debt, equity, GP co-invest, multifamily, office, industrial, retail, self-storage, hospitality, residential, construction, value-add, mortgage pools, distressed debt acquisition, tax lien certificates, SFR fix-n-flip, B2R, and more.

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December 19, 2022

166: Sustainable Deals and Returns Over High Yield With Salena Kulkarni

In this episode we have Salena Kulkarni give us the rundown on taking her investors tribe to the US to find deals. She shares how she identifies opportunities for her investors, their level of confidence, and choosing the sustainable and acceptable return over higher yield.

Salena has been a chartered accountant for 25 years, a certified property investment adviser and a wealth strategist. She has helped 100’s of investors build wealth and shave decades off their timeline to hit their financial freedom. After years of learning, testing and becoming an investor, she managed to uncover strategies that can be used to drive up investment cash-flow

Join us now to get educated on how to find opportunities through the right operators!

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December 12, 2022

165: Beyond Financial Freedom with Brad Chandler

For today’s episode, we have Brad Chandler. We talk to him about his life journey and the important lessons he learned. When he was in the 9th grade, Brad read a book about buying real estate and has been passionate about it ever since.

His passion led him to success. He tried to prove his worthiness through financial success but once he got there, he realized he still wasn’t happy. This set him on a path to finding true happiness and freedom that’s beyond profits and money.

On the business side, Brad is the Co-founder and CEO of Express Homebuyers, a fast-growing and technologically advanced real estate investment company that purchases, renovates, and resells homes. Express Homebuyers is built on the pillars of perseverance, continuous improvement, fairness, confidence, and work-life balance.

On the personal side, Brad is on a mission to transform others’ lives to create the happiness and freedom they deserve. He shares important life events that taught him the value of creating a greater impact in people’s lives over financial success. Tune in to find out how to attain financial and personal success!

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December 5, 2022

164: Navigating Uncertainty: Strategies for Today’s Economy with Paul Moore

There’s a lot of uncertainty in today’s economy and so we talk to Paul Moore once again about how he navigates this current situation. He also shares good strategies and opportunities that hold a lot of promise for times like this.

Paul is the author of The Perfect Investment: Create Enduring Wealth from the Historic Shift to Multifamily Housing and Storing Up Profits: Capitalize on America’s Obsession with Stuff by Investing in Self-Storage. He also co-hosted a wealth-building podcast called How to Lose Money and he’s been a featured guest on 250+ other podcasts including the BiggerPockets Podcast, The Real Estate Guys, and Entrepreneur on Fire.

Join us to find out how to be on the safer side in times of uncertainty and what you can do to minimize risk. Don’t miss it!

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November 28, 2022

163: Investor Education and How to Manage Multi-Family in Today’s Environment with Travis Watts

Travis Watts joins us once again for another episode. Travis is a proven leader in the real estate industry, where he’s been investing since 2009 in multi-family, single-family and vacation rentals. He began investing with Ashcroft Capital several years ago and has taken part in more than 30% of the Ashcroft opportunities. After experiencing above-average communication, reporting, deal volume and performance, Travis expressed interest in joining the Ashcroft Investor Relations Team. Travis also has a background in traditional Wall Street investing and obtained a Series 7 and Series 63 license while working at a major brokerage firm with more than 400 billion in assets. He now dedicates his time to educating others in the world of investing and has made it his mission to share passive investment strategies in order to help others achieve and maintain wealth in real estate.

Today, we get some insight into investor education, diversification, and what’s happening now in multifamily. He also shares his take on navigating an environment where cash flow expectations are down, and the pros and cons of long and short deals. Tune in to find out what he prefers as a strategy!

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November 21, 2022

162: Efficiently Managing Residential and Commercial Real Estate with Cory Boatright 

Cory Boatright is back for another episode. This time, he talks to us about running two different companies that deal with residential and commercial real estate and finding a gem of a property with over 300 units of boat and RV storage. He tells us the details, how he found it, manages, and a few plans he has in store for it. Cory will also share some insights into his residential ventures.

Cory has completed over 1000 real estate transactions, owns over 430 apartment units, and sold over 100 million in real estate transactions, including 100+ unit multifamily, single-family houses, land, and private angel investments.

Tune in to find out how successful people like Cory navigate the present business landscape and learn a few ideas about how to always be on the lookout for the best deals.

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November 15, 2022

161: Finding Good Deals in a Weird Recession with Mark Jackson

It’s going to be a weird recession. In this kind of environment, we talk to Mark Jackson of InvestorComps, about the deals and if we can still get good ones.

Mark Jackson, fondly known as “MJ ” has become the go-to real estate valuation coach for investors in the US and abroad. MJ began as a young man with the desire to transform his life of poverty into entrepreneurial success and now others go to him in order to accomplish the same. 

Lean in as Mark shares important details about navigating shifting affordability, finding good deals vs sit-and-wait, and what’s going to make this recession a weird one. [Learn More…]

November 11, 2022

160: Investing in Recession-Resistant Markets with Wendy Sweet and Bill Fairman 

The complete and utter unknown of what’s going on in the market is crazy but we have to be ready for it. So today, we talk to Carolina Capital Management’s Wendy Sweet and Bill Fairman about surviving high uncertainty, volatility, fear over some kind of recession, and adjustments they’re making to operate in this space. [Learn More…]

November 02, 2022

159: Rent Inflation Vs Manufactured Housing: What are your Options ? – Glenn Stromberg

The last few months have been tough, with all of the news about sharp rent increases and the potential for them to continue rising. Several macroeconomic trends are also heating up the housing market. How will rent inflation affect your potential for investing in manufactured homes? Today, Glenn will discuss the potential risks of investing in manufactured home businesses while outlining a few steps an investor can take to prepare. By watching this episode, we encourage you to take this opportunity to start preparing for the worst and begin strategizing on how you would like to build an asset safe haven.[Learn More…]

October 24, 2022

158: Why Turnkey Properties Are Still a Good Investment with Mark de Lautour

We are excited to introduce our guest for this episode, Marck de Lautour. Marck is Founder and CEO of SBD Housing Solutions, a Real Estate Investment firm based in the Kansas City area. He has been investing in real estate since 2002 and has successfully flipped over 1,800 homes in the United States of America. His property management firm now manages over 650 rental homes. 

His investment firm specializes in delivering quality rental investment opportunities to passive investors looking to deploy their capital outside of the stock market into alternative investments. The SBD team’s mission is to help investors deploy $1 billion into Real Estate by 2030.  Marck also loves to invest in multifamily apartment complexes and has successfully raised over $10 million to deploy into assets through the Midwest. 

Listen in as Marck shares insights on what’s happening in real estate. He explains why it’s still a good time to buy real estate despite high interest rates, why investing in real estate is better than keeping idle money, and the benefits and reasons why people should still buy turnkey properties today. This episode is packed, so don’t miss it!

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September 30, 2022

157: Hard Money Lending: Underwriting, Investor Eligibility, and Common Sense with Heather Dreves

For today’s episode, we have Heather Dreves. Heather is the Director of Funding at Secured Investment Corp. She is a tenured employee that has worked in the Private Money Industry for over 15 years and held her series 63 license. Heather has been directly involved in the sale of over 100 million dollars in Trust Deed Mortgages and raised over 30 million in Secured Investment Corps High Yield Equity Funds. She has had experience in assisting underwriting, managing the Cogo and Servicing team in addition to Investor Relations.

Join us as she talks about her role at Secured Investment Corp, what’s happening in the hard money lending space, conservative underwriting, and having the capacity to serve both accredited and non-accredited investors. Tune in to know more!

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September 12, 2022

156: From NFL to Real Estate – Mindset, Success, and Consistency with Dean Rogers

Dean Rogers began his career in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers. Dean soon realized that if he kept playing his health would be at stake. After walking away from the NFL, he has been in the real estate industry since 2013 leading him to building a successful business in California. Since then, Dean has flipped and wholesale hundreds of houses and has a rental portfolio of eight figures. He is passionate about real estate and helping others learn how to build wealth and freedom.

In 2022, he created The Wholesaling Playbook to provide a resource for others that want to take their real estate investing business to the next level. The Playbook shows step by step proven systems and best practices that he uses in his active 7 Figure business.

Join us as we talk to Dean about his journey from playing in the NFL to real estate, flipping and wholesaling, learning from successes and failures, and why being consistent is truly an advantage in what he does. Definitely an episode you don’t want to miss. Tune in!

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September 7, 2022

155: The Right CFO for High-Net-Worth Families with Ryan Parson

Ryan Parson is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Sunlight Peaks. A renowned nationwide speaker and wealth strategist on alternative investing and portfolio management, Ryan has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services, insurance, and real estate industries. His unique expertise comes from an in-depth knowledge of both the traditional financial services market and alternative investments, as well as his rich history of activity in various sectors including real estate, health care, and energy.

Frustrated with traditional investments and realizing investors had very few options for private alternative deal flow or even opportunities to diversify into other sectors, Ryan began putting his own deals together. To share his offering with other like-minded, high net worth investors, Ryan combined his experience as a teacher, speaker, and financial leader to create Sunlight Peaks. They provide clients with the tools to organize their wealth, wealth planning services, access to desirable, off-market deals not available to the public, as well as exposure to industry experts well-versed in the alternative investment space and advanced financial educational topics.

Ryan speaks nationally about private and institutional capital deployment techniques, investment analysis, portfolio management, and advanced financial planning strategies. In 2019, Ryan authored “Your Money CEO: Finding Financial Confidence in Today’s Chaos.” Listen in and learn about who to trust with hard earned wealth!  

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August 29, 2022

154: Grow Your Business Without Sacrificing Family and Personal Life – Daniel Marcosusing as An Asset Class with Alix Kogan

With growth comes growing pains but today’s guest, Daniel Marcos, says there’s a better way to scale your business, reduce the drama of the operation, and maintain a personal life. Daniel is the co-founder and CEO of Growth Institute, a CEO coach for over two decades, and a keynote speaker on scaling businesses. He is a member of YPO and EO, serves as the Ambassador of Singularity University in Austin, and the CEO of ExO Education in partnership with Salim Ismail.

In 2012, Daniel and Verne Harnish partnered on this mission and co-founded Growth Institute, a leading online executive education company for C-level executives at fast growing firms.

What was once reserved for a small niche of wealthy companies is now available to all CEOs and their executive teams, effectively democratizing business education and shortening the gaps in professional development. So be sure to catch this episode. Tune in to learn more about how to scale without the drama while enjoying a balanced lifestyle!

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August 17, 2022

153:Student Housing as An Asset Class with Alix Kogan

Our guest today is Alix Kogan. Alix has been involved in real estate, construction, and development for the last 20 years. He started his career in Colorado founding his own high-end construction company and grew it to be the largest and most successful firm in Southwest Colorado. After 20 years in Colorado, Alix had a successful sale and liquidity event in late 2019. Shortly after starting his own building company in 1999, Alix started investing in real estate with single family spec homes, single family rentals, commercial and multifamily rentals. Over the last 15 years, Alix has successfully completed several townhomes, mixed-use, and single-family developments. He owns over 1700 apartment units as an LP, Co-GP and KP, and self manages his portfolio of single-family rentals as well as a small portfolio of commercial properties. In addition, Alix invests and owns a substantial portfolio of mortgage notes. Alix has had various multifamily experiences with building, owning and managing assets. Alix has broad based experience and knowledge of multiple real estate asset classes and is focused full-time on growing his private equity real estate firm. 

Today, he talks about what to look for in a deal. He tells us in detail about the underwriting process and how today’s environment is affecting pricing. Also, he talks about student housing as an investment asset and some things to remember when operating them. Tune in to find out how you can succeed in this space!

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August 1, 2022

152: A Realistic View of Self Storage with Fernando Angelucci

We are excited to have once again Fernando Angelucci, Chief Executive Officer of Self Storage Syndicated Equities. Join us as we talk about what’s happening in the self storage space. Before getting into self storage Fernando worked at Dow Chemical, a Fortune 50 company. He rolled out a flagship product estimated to gross $1B in global revenues. When he was 23, Fernando started doing real estate in the residential side with wholesaling and acquiring residential rentals. He then went on to build a multi-family rental portfolio spanning the Midwest. In preparation for the next down cycle, Fernando and the team divested from residential real estate to focus on self storage. 

Lean in and find out what he has to say about diversifying to self storage, how it does during a recession, and why investing in older facilities is probably safer these days. Don’t miss it!

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July 27, 2022

151: Inflation, Inflation, Inflation with Mike Zlotnik

Our host, Mike Zlotnik is the CEO of TF Management Group, LLC which runs four real estate investment funds. He has been a debt and equity investor in real estate since 2000. After a successful 15-year career in IT, he pivoted to real estate investing because of his passion for real estate and its predictability of outcome and risks.

In today’s episode, Mike sheds some light on the topic of inflation, especially in the context of real estate. He shares details about where we are in this cycle and with a potential recession looming over the horizon, Mike discusses some of the best opportunities in a stagflation environment. Check out this episode to get the full scoop!

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July 19, 2022

150: Why Long-Term Investing Works Even in Recessions with Ken Majmudar

Okay, so we might already be in a recession and long-term investing might be an answer, if not THE ANSWER. So, today we talk with Ken Majmudar, Founder and Managing Partner at Ridgewood Investments. Ken founded Ridgewood Investments in late 2002 to help others achieve the transformational results that he was able to achieve for himself and his family using the principles of sound long-term investing that he had learned by studying what works and what doesn’t. Their approach is based on the successful lessons taught by renowned value investors like Warren Buffett and many other great investors. 

Join us as we talk to Ken about what’s going on in the market today. He tells us in detail why he thinks we are already in a recession and long-term investing’s track record during times like these. On the same note though he does share some indicators that say the worst might not be as bad as we think. Tune in to learn more about what we see today and what you can do to prepare for it.

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July 13, 2022

149: Discount Lots’ Smart Strategy in Today’s Market with Willie Goldberg

“Preparation makes you feel pretty good about an anticipated downturn” and to talk more about what we can do in such a situation, we decided to once again invite land expert Willie Goldberg in today’s episode. Willie is a Co-founder of Discount Lots with 4 years of real estate investing experience. Prior to this, He has 2+ years’ experience in investment banking at Wells Fargo and Jefferies.

Join us as Willie takes us through Discount Lots’ strategy in relation to what’s happening out there with rising interest rates, possible recession on the horizon, stress testing their portfolio, and the best course of action when market conditions begin to change. Tune in!

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July 8, 2022

148: Stagflationary Market? Explore Alternative Investing and Infinite Banking with Chris Miles

We’re definitely in a state of stagflation and to survive this, we need really good ideas. Fortunately, Chris Miles, the “Cash Flow Expert,” Founder of Money Ripples, and a leading authority on how to quickly create cash flow and lasting wealth, appears on our show once again to share insights about infinite banking and alternative investments. 

Infinite banking can be a great capital source. It’s low risk, fairly safe, with the ability to get access to cash. Listen in as he gives us the details on interest rates, leveraging life insurance to fund alternative investments, and what you as an investor should do differently under the present situation. Don’t miss it![Learn More…]

June 27, 2022

147: Asset Classes That Might Do Well Amidst an Economic Downturn with Paul Moore

A downturn is on the horizon, that’s just how it works. You should be concerned but you don’t have to panic. Our guest, Paul Moore, shares with us ideas that could greatly help in riding out this part of the market cycle.

Paul Moore is the Founder and Managing Partner of Wellings Capital. After a brief “retirement” in his early 30s, Paul began investing in real estate in 2000 to protect and grow his own wealth. n the event of an economic downturn, should you be speculating or investing? Which assets will stand the test of time? Tune in as Paul and Mike discuss these and more! [Learn More…]

June 20, 2022

146: A Guide to Preparing for an Expected Severe Recession – Part 2 with Alastair Macdonald

One episode is not enough to cover Inflation, rising interest rates, and an impending recession. So to continue on this topic, we once again invite Alastair MacDonald on our show to talk to us about the reality of the current situation.

Alastair is an international analyst, forecaster, speaker, writer and investment consultant. He is the founder and editor of “The Parallax Report,” a subscription-based market, social and economic forecasting service for individual investors, and institutions. [Learn More…]

June 13, 2022

145: A Guide to Preparing for an Expected Severe Recession with Alastair Macdonald

Inflation, rising interest rates, and an impending recession. We wish there was good news but we will be better off if we are prepared for the worst so to give us a clear picture of what we are possibly going to face, we once again invite Alastair MacDonald on our show to talk to us about the reality of the current situation.

Alastair is an international analyst, forecaster, speaker, writer and investment consultant. He is the founder and editor of “The Parallax Report,” a subscription-based market, social and economic forecasting service for individual investors, and institutions. [Learn More…]

June 6, 2022

144: Dirty Money: Cash Flow From Raw Land with Mark Podolsky

How much can you get out of raw land? It’s different from your usual real estate investment asset but our guest Mark Podolsky (AKA The Land Geek) has found a way to maximize opportunities from raw land and create passive income. Mark is considered the country’s most trusted and foremost authority on buying and selling raw, undeveloped land within the United States. For almost two decades, Mark has been actively investing in real estate and raw land and has completed over 5,000 unique transactions.

Join us as he shares his insights about raw land as an asset. He dives deep into acquiring land and how versatile it can be during a recession. Tune in! [Learn More…]

May 30, 2022

143: How to Winterize Your Portfolio with Mike Zlotnik

Our host, Mike Zlotnik is the CEO of TF Management Group, LLC which runs four real estate investment funds. He has been a debt and equity investor in real estate since 2000. After a successful 15 year career in IT, he pivoted to real estate investing because of his passion for real estate and its predictability of outcome and risks.

Today, he talks about strategies you can use to make your portfolio more resilient and resistant to pressures and the environment, rapidly rising interest rates, and what investors can do to evaluate their portfolio. He dives deep into rebalancing and diversification, and other strategies that have done well and continue to do well. Listen in! [Learn More…]

May 23, 2022

142: Underwriting Deals in a Time of Rapidly Rising Interest Rates with Paul Kiebler

Paul is the Founder and CEO of Pepper Pike Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on delivering superior risk adjusted returns. As CEO, Paul directly oversees the firm’s strategic initiatives and its investment professionals, including the acquisitions, operations and construction management groups. Since 1998, Paul has been directly involved in the planning, construction, lease up and management of more than 25,000 apartment homes across the Midwest and Southeast, with a cumulative transactional value of over $1.5 billion. [Learn More…]

May 16, 2022

141: Building Wealth for Modern Times with Ken Van Liew

What’s the best way to build wealth at a time like today? We live in unprecedented times and changes are happening really fast. Will the old ways still work today? To find out more, we talk to Ken Van Liew, #1 International Bestselling Author of “Modern Wealth Building Formula”. Ken is a world-renowned authority on Real Estate investment and development and has completed more than $1.35 billion in development in New York City. Ken is also the Chairman of the Global Freedom Fund. [Learn More…]

May 10, 2022

140: The Importance of Risk Mitigation and Due Diligence in Successful Investing with Brandon Cobb

First-time buyers need something that they can afford to move into. That’s what our guest, Brandon Cobb, focuses on. Brandon is the CEO of HGB Capital, and an expert real estate consultant and investor. He’s also been featured in REI Wealth Magazine and Forbes. In this week’s episode, Brandon shares methods of adapting to a constantly changing market, risk mitigation, and how to conduct due diligence as a passive investor. He also shares actionable advice on how real estate investing can create passive income. Tune in![Learn More…]

May 2, 2022

139: What Makes a Great CEO Different? with Trey Taylor

The problem is CEOs are very busy doing things that other people should be doing. Trey Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Insurance Services, Managing Director of Trinity Blue Consulting and Founding Partner of Ascend Partners, talks to us about his book “A CEO Only Does Three Things”. Doing work where a CEO is not called to do takes psychological and emotional investment, if you do that too much, you end up burning energy that should’ve been better used on what really matters. Join us as Trey shares his insight about leadership, the three things that a CEO should focus on, The ideal CEO, and the difference between a good CEO and a great CEO. An episode you need to see, CEO or not![Learn More…]

April 25, 2022

138: Your Financial Future Can Be Your Financial Present with Chris Miles

Everybody talks about how to prepare for your financial future, but what about our financial present? Today’s guest, Chris Miles, after working as a traditional financial advisor and stock coach for several years, came to a stark realization that the financial advising industry was not showing anyone how to quickly and safely become financially prosperous today. In this episode, we learn from Chris how to be better prepared for your financial future by taking care of your financial present. Definitely an episode you shouldn’t miss![Learn More…]

April 18, 2022

137: Why Virtual Family Office is the Future with Ryan Parson

This episode will change your view about managing your funds! Everyone dreams of being rich, and the desire for wealth is universal. But it’s challenging to stay on top once you’ve accumulated your wealth. Ryan Parson, a successful fund manager, created a concept called Virtual Family Office that assists wealthy families to manage their own fund. Ryan found a way to help wealthy investors keep in control of their portfolio. He created this service because he saw the need for having a personal assistant for those who can afford it. In this episode, we will highlight how the virtual family office nurtures trust by creating a global trusting environment for the wealthy families to learn about fund management. Come and join us on this astonishing episode![Learn More…]

April 11, 2022

136: How to Deal with Price Inflation and Building Successful Housing Projects with Charles Dobens

We’ve got another high-level episode for you. When you first start a project, you aren’t thinking about cost inflation and increased interest rates. But as your building progresses, you might find that you’re facing these challenges. This is where Charles Dobens comes in. He will teach you how to keep your costs down and finish your project on budget. Charles Dobens is a multi-family investor and attorney where he helps clients find solutions for price inflation and cost interest rates. He also helps multi-family investors and owners capture greater profits from their rental properties and save more money on building projects. In this episode, Charles will share his decade-long successful experience of beating housing’s inflation tide by the use of various techniques. Watch the episode now![Learn More…]

April 4, 2022

135: Economic Crises We Face and How We Can Adapt with Jeremy Roll

Jeremy rolling into the show for the third time and he brings his usual high-level insight. This time it’s all about the current geopolitical landscape and its implications for the economy and our way of life. The ongoing tensions and the associated economic uncertainty are likely taking their toll on the market. While it’s tough to know exactly how things will play out, the energy markets are no doubt greatly impacted. The economic uncertainty is causing the turn of events globally and we don’t have any choice but to face this. In this episode, the challenges people need to face from employment to mortgages, to real estate and the wages of employees as well as the working environment are discussed deeply. Whether tensions rise or find resolutions, our best (and our only) choice is to adapt. Jeremy shares principles on how we can best go about this. Watch the episode now![Learn More…]

March 28, 2022

134: Productivity Benefits of the 30-Minute Hour with Blaine Oelkers

The third time’s the charm. The unique title of Chief Results Officer means they get things done, and three-peter guest Blaine Oelkers is all about that. But how does he do it? There simply isn’t enough time in the day. The 30-minute hour is a unique productivity hack that Blaine shares in this episode. It’s all about utilizing the PDF acronym; plan, delegate, and focus. While the process may seem obvious, there are deeper nuances behind the most productive day of the year. Find out in the episode what that day is and how to best utilize them. Better yet, how can we multiply these days? Time is such a valuable asset. Once used up, you can never get it back and you cannot put it in a bank. All the more important to budget it wisely. It can be said, that there is not a more important asset to manage. Learn to free up your time and fill it with the kind of life you love. Watch the episode now![Learn More…]

March 21, 2022

133: Relationships are Important: Community First in Real Estate with Fuquan Bilal

Fuquan Bilal says the best thing that ever happened to him was getting shot five times. This life event not only transformed his outlook on life but also changed the trajectory of his career. Since then, he has never taken anything for granted. This is the key in real estate because your deals are only as good as the connections you’ve created and in any part of life, relationships matter. Keep the investors happy and keep the tenants happy, but Fuquan likes to add on a third thing, keep the contractors happy too. Fuquan believes in approaching the community first and building strong bonds that ultimately strengthen any of your deals. Catch all his insights on life and business. Watch the episode now![Learn More...]

March 14, 2022

132: The Unique Niche of Buying Land in Bulk and Subdivided Flipping with Douglas Smith

There is a market for people buying land in bulk and then turning around and selling each individual piece at a profit. It’s a fundamentally sound business because lands don’t depreciate, especially because land does not depreciate. Land assets actually appreciate over time, so the process is simple. Buy land in bulk and sell it at a higher price by adding improvements like roads and utilities. By creating subdivisions where there previously were none, Douglas Smith has built a successful business from this principle. His fund hit on such a solid and unique niche and we just had to have him on the show. As always, Big Mike dissects it all with his high-level breakdown. Watch the episode where he talks about buying land in bulk and a bit of coke to start it all.[Learn More...]

March 7, 2022

131: Leveraging Hard Money Lending and Finding Niche Opportunities with Bill Fairman

The reason we love hard money lending is that it fills a niche. And when you fill a niche, you’re entering a business with limited competition. Bill Fairman is going to share the secret sauce, where you’re working with larger companies instead of competing with their rates. This is exactly what Bill and his company Carolina Hard Money did. They stayed to their roots, found a niche, and leveraged the resources of the big players. Not every recipe is going to be perfect. Some lenders have found niches to fund loans that most traditional banks don’t or can’t fund. There’s always that possibility. There are lots of opportunities out there, you have to be a little bit creative. In this episode, we get creative with Bill as he breaks down the possibilities of the lending niche with Big Mike.[Learn More...]

159: Rent Inflation Vs Manufactured Housing: What are your Options ? – Glenn Stromberg

The last few months have been tough, with all of the news about sharp rent increases and the potential for them to continue rising. Several macroeconomic trends are also heating up the housing market. How will rent inflation affect your potential for investing in manufactured homes?

Today, Glenn will discuss the potential risks of investing in manufactured home businesses while outlining a few steps an investor can take to prepare. By watching this episode, we encourage you to take this opportunity to start preparing for the worst and begin strategizing on how you would like to build an asset safe haven.


01:10 – Business of Real Estate in Dallas
04:36 – Rent Inflation
09:05 – Investing in Manufactured Home Business
13:02 – Quarterly Mark to Market
21:06 – Steps One Can Take to Prepare for the Worst
24:34 – Closing

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